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Is brain aneurysm surgery safe?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

In the correct hands, brain aneurysm surgery is less risky than it used to be 20 years ago.
Unfortunately, all brain aneurysm surgeries (clipping or coiling) carry a risk for stroke and hence cannot be classified as "safe" surgeries. They are moderate to high risks surgeries depending on the size of the aneurysm and the health of the patient. Ask your doctor for details.

In brief: Depends

In the correct hands, brain aneurysm surgery is less risky than it used to be 20 years ago.
Unfortunately, all brain aneurysm surgeries (clipping or coiling) carry a risk for stroke and hence cannot be classified as "safe" surgeries. They are moderate to high risks surgeries depending on the size of the aneurysm and the health of the patient. Ask your doctor for details.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Always make sure that you have explored all options of aneurysm clipping and aneurysm coiling before you can make a truly informed decision.
The procedures themselves have specific risks and benefits which you can discuss with a medical professional.

In brief: Yes

Always make sure that you have explored all options of aneurysm clipping and aneurysm coiling before you can make a truly informed decision.
The procedures themselves have specific risks and benefits which you can discuss with a medical professional.
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

But delicate procedure.
Clip and coil procedures can cause stroke or brain bleed.

In brief: Yes

But delicate procedure.
Clip and coil procedures can cause stroke or brain bleed.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

Under anesthesia the forces causing aneurysms to rupture are minimized.
Left on their own a rupturing aneurysm has an almost 50% mortality rate. This is why either the use of interventional radiology or surgery to clip the aneurysm has been used.

In brief: Yes

Under anesthesia the forces causing aneurysms to rupture are minimized.
Left on their own a rupturing aneurysm has an almost 50% mortality rate. This is why either the use of interventional radiology or surgery to clip the aneurysm has been used.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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